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sir, i am Bsc part-1 student , do i apply for upsc just by completing my graduation or after doing Msc in order to have core concept in my subject (CHEMISTRY But as far as upsc MAINS syllabus pattern is concerned it seems that optional scheme for mains is going to get finished so sir i am in dilemma,as i will complete my graduation in 2015 plz sir guide me CURIOUSLY WAITING FOR UR REPLY SIR/MAM

If you look at the Performance of candidates from Broad Stream of Disciplines, you will realize that your fortunes are not going to change dramatically after post-graduation. A cursory look at these figures reveal that in Civil Services (Main) Examination 2010, the success-rate of science graduation was 4.9 per cent and that for candidates with higher degree was 5.3 per cent.... Read More


respected sir , i have chosen geography and political science as my optionals , i want to know that which are the best coaching center who offer the coaching for my optional subject in delhi (best coaching center) my medium is english and which is the best coaching for the general study , i have heard about the vajiram and ravi is it the best or are there many more , sir pls let me know the coaching batches (in which month batches are commence and name of that coaching with approxmate fee structure)...i have decided to sit in the examination in 2014 ias prilims ,, which is the best coaching for the CSAT. when do i go to join coaching . thankyou sir respected sir , i have chosen geography and political science as my optionals , i want to know that which are the best coaching center who offer the coaching for my optional subject in delhi (best coaching center) my medium is english and which is the best coaching for the general study , i have heard about the vajiram and ravi is it the best or are there many more , sir pls let me know the coaching batches (in which month batches are commence and name of that coaching with approxmate fee structure)...i have decided to sit in the examination in 2014 ias prilims ,, which is the best coaching for the CSAT. when do i go to join coaching . thankyou sir

As you are planning to appear in 2014, you have a lot of time in hand to plan your studies. Civil Service Examination has a multi-staged process for selecting suitable candidates for the post of ‘Civil Servants’ and each stage requires different skills and talent to emerge successful. Even if you wish to join coaching institutes for help, first you should make the best use of time to strengthen your fundamentals with NCERT Books and some basic books....... Read More



Best teacher of Public Administration for English Medium in Delhi.

Coaching institutes Public Administration (Optional subjects – Main Examination) Academy of Public Administration (Pavan Kumar) Synergy (M K Mohanty) NIAS (Bhawani Singh) ... Read More


sir is there any change in mains?

Yes, UPSC has issued notification for Civil Services Examination 2013 incorporating changes in scheme for Main Examination. You can login Commission’s website www.upsconline.nic.in or www.upsc.gov.in and refer to the notice of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013. You can also get some information relating to it on following links: Civil Services Examination 2013 Main Examination (Written) (Query answered on March 10, 2013)  ... Read More


Prelims syllabus sir.

The new-look Preliminary Examination has two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. Preliminary Examination PAPER I : (General Studies) Syllabus Preliminary Examination PAPER II (Aptitude Test) syllabus... Read More


I would like thank you for this wonderful site.i have taken history and public administration as my optional subjects.I have started preparation with NCERT books(6-12std).my question is that i have to concentrate only on history part of NCERT books(6-12std)?

NCERT Books are useful for building base for your preparation. Don't limit yourself for History only, you should look at other constituents also where NCERT books would help in laying solid foundation.... Read More


Sir, how i get ignou notes of hindi litreture aditya mishra

You can get IGNOU Study Material direct from IGNOU, their authorised retail agents and even from their stalls in major Book-Fairs. IGNOU CATALOUGE... Read More


Sir, I m an engg. student from english medium and have the capability to prepare for any subject. Now i m in the confusion for selecting optional subject for mains. Pls help me in selecting the subjects so that i can prepare the best..?

Some talented candidates have capacity to do almost anything and as you mentioned, it may be easy to handle the preparation for any subject still, look for a set of subjects in which you have interest and have needed outlook that can help you in accomplishing your goal. The following article will help you in getting some insights about optional subject’s selection. Optional subjects selection Candidates with Engineering background... Read More


Sir I am Rajesh Kr Sah,working as Asst. Manager in uco Bank.I have done MBA in Finance and want to prepare for CSE.I have intrest in economics..Please advice me how & what strategy should i adopt?

For working people, it is little difficult to adjust time for preparation but, past preparation for other examination helps in handling some areas of exam and maintaining constant touch with studies would result in effective preparation. The following articles would help you in getting some insights about the preparation and would help in formulating your own strategy. Preparation-plan Candidates with Economics background... Read More


Sir, thank you for your guidance... I'm studying in B.Sc second semester.. How to write effective answers in mains exam? If we use the common words then Is there any problems? UPSC people needs any high level words for the answers? So please advise me to how to write good answers with good expressions and representation of the answers?.. what will be the pattern for mains exams for upcoming EXAMS.? SIR PLEASE HELP ME IAM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.....

Before you answer, you need to read question carefully and understand the question completely. When you know what is being asked, you can do justice with it by hitting the exact cord as question demands. UPSC examiners wants to know what your mind think, analyse and how effectively communicate that is way honest effort is all that is required of you which reflects your information and awareness level. While answering question you should be able to communicate you...... Read More



Hello Sir, I have completed Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 2011 and after that I didn't join any job and I'm a fresher till date because I wanted to prepare fully for Civil Services. Is it better if someone has work experience or being an employee for Civil Service especially to clear interview?

It is not a major issue and the gap is not that much which should catch attention of interview board. 1-2 years time for Civil Services Examination preparation is an acceptable period. Concentrate on your preparation and get ready for an excellent show in examination that helps you accomplish goal.... Read More


DEAR SIR, I AM PROBATIONARY OFFICER AT STATE BANK OF INDIA AND NOW I M MUCH INTERESTED IN BEING AN IAS OFFICER. SIR I M ALSO VERY WEAK IN GS ALSO. SO SIR I BEING A BEGINNER PLS GUIDE ME WHAT AND HOW TO DO

Having aspiration to become IAS officer requires dedicated efforts and being abreast with the latest is must for an effective performance. You need to have grip over current affairs and contemporary developments and for this, newspaper reading is the best resource. Also read: Aiming Civil Services Examination: How to prepare current affa...... Read More


sir kya main examintion me optional paper hat rahe h aur ias ke form kab se bhare jayege kya syllabus ha plz tell me

Wait for some more time as the notification for Civil Services Examination 2013 should throw some light on this issue. Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 to be held on May 19, 2013... Read More



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